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Life-Long Learning: Anti-Racism Resources for Parents

Inspired by the 2020 movement to right the injustices Black Americans face, Monti Kids staffers have been sharing books and links with each other, with careful consideration of which ones would be helpful to parents. We recently shared a list of favorite anti-racist books for children. Today we are sharing content that we’ve been discussing, material that is aimed at adults who are ready to unlearn the systems we’ve grown up with and learn new ways of thinking that they’ll share with their children in the years to come.

As an education company, we are mindful of honoring the different ways in which our employees like to take in information. Some prefer a podcast while they walk. Some like a workbook with assignments to hold them accountable. 

Books, Articles, and Podcasts for Adult Learners on the lists of Monti Kids staffers

EmbraceRace.org – This website contains articles, webinars, and action guides (PDFs) all designed to support parents in their efforts to raise children who are thoughtful about race. 

CodeSwitch – An NPR podcast on race and culture, in which the hosts often ask themselves if they should be having to explain everything to white audiences who may not have the background to understand references made in their discussions.

How to Be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi – Digging into the history and power structure that lead to our modern racist systems, this book is responsible for introducing the term anti-racist into today’s conversations, challenging us to rethink our society.

Three-month olds but not newborns prefer own-race faces (academic study) – For those who like data, read about experiments that guide us on the importance of bringing people, dolls, and photographs of different faces into our homes.

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla Asaad – This workbook challenges the reader to take action and respond to writing prompts over a 28-day program.

Brene Brown in conversation with Ibram X. Kendi (a podcast) about his book How to Be an Anti-Racist.

This Book Is Anti-Racist by Tiffany Jewell – A workbook that inspires families to discuss their identities, responsibility, and opportunity to respond to racism and make change happen.

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin Diangelo – Tackling the anger, fear, and guilt that white people tend to experience (and then exercise the privilege to avoid) when it comes to talking about race, Diangelo describes White Fragility and how it perpetuates racism.

The Conscious Kid is a blog, book subscription, email newsletter and Instagram account that publishes content to support parents in their quest for racial literacy.

 

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